The revoking of Shamima Begum’s citizenship sets a worrying precedent for the children of immigrants

Following her discovery by a British journalist in Syria, The Home Office has written to Shamima Begum’s parents to revoke her British citizenship. Shahnaz Ahsan writes that it is a reminder that children of immigrants will never be British enough. British Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced that he will be using his special privileges… Read More

Chuka Umunna and why we need to talk about structural racism

The newly launched political party The Independent Group cites challenging antisemitism as one of its founding beliefs, however as @KojoRTE argues, such aims are futile unless we look at racism with a structural lens. The Independent Group seven became eight and were  joined by three Tories at the time of publishing. Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi… Read More

Angela Smith’s “funny tinge” comment showed she was right about institutional racism

The launch of The Independent Group of former Labour MPs was much derided following the debacle of Angela Smith referring to BAME people as a “a funny tinge”. However as Angelo Irving writes, the remark reveals much about the institutional racism the fledgling party professes to abhor Monday 18th February. A day that saw a… Read More

There is a war on Black people in Britain. If you’re complacent, you’re complicit

Media Diversified founder Samantha Asumadu reflects on today’s news of the deportation of Black british people to Jamaica, the Stansted 15 case and after last year’s Windrush scandal, what seems like an escalating war on Black British people that the media must do more to challenge Last year Media Diversified published a Windrush series curated by… Read More

Is segregating state school students really the solution to Oxbridge’s diversity issue? 

Labour Party peer Andrew Adonis recently suggested that state school pupils be separated from privately educated pupils to increase diversity at Oxford and Cambridge colleges. A solution, or as Shahnaz Ahsan writes, the creation of a two tier system? How do you solve a problem like state school students at Oxbridge – or rather, the lack… Read More

Why is child military recruitment still practiced in the UK?

by Yasmin Begum   In December 2015, the UK Parliament was engulfed in a long-winded debate at the House of Commons on whether to carry out airstrikes in Syria, before MPs eventually voted with 397 against 223 votes to authorise the bombing campaign. The following morning, the Ministry of Defence confirmed that initial bombs had… Read More